If you believe the value of your life can and should be defined by; people you may never meet, may never work with, may never work for, never live near, never hold dear, etc. etc., then Bernie Sanders is your guy. Sen. Sanders isn’t looking to pull people up out of poverty, any more than the socialists before him.
To quote the great Frederic Bastiat,
“It is impossible to introduce into society a greater change and a greater evil than this: the conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder.
What are the consequences of such a perversion? It would require volumes to describe them all. Thus we must content ourselves with pointing out the most striking.
In the first place, it erases from everyone’s conscience the distinction between justice and injustice.
No society can exist unless the laws are respected to a certain degree. The easiest way to make laws respected is to make them respectable. When law and morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense or losing his respect for the law. These two evils are of equal consequence, and it would be difficult for a person to choose between them.
The nature of law is to maintain justice. This is so much the case that, in the minds of the people, law and justice are one and the same thing. There is in all of us a strong disposition to believe that anything lawful is also legitimate. This belief is so widespread that many persons have erroneously held that things are “just” because law makes them so. Thus, in order to make plunder appear just and sacred to many consciences, it is only necessary for the law to decree and sanction it. Slavery, restrictions, and monopoly find defenders not only among those who profit from them but also among those who suffer from them.”
Those who support progressive policies, (growth of government power to the detriment of private property rights) in both the republican and democrat parties, have spent the last century pitting the American people against his brothers and sisters. Do you want what’s best for yourself and your family? Why is it wrong for the wealthiest 1% to strive for the same ends as you? When the top 1% pays 50% of the record breaking tax burden, year after year and the bottom 50% pays 0% of the taxes, I would conclude that your “fair share” argument is upside down. There has never been, nor ever should be “income equality” in America. The greatness of the American experience is not defined by how many millionaires there are living within our border, it is defined by the idea that what a millionaire has, is his to claim, his to spend, his to share, his to earn and his to grow.
Liberty my friends!
- the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one’s way of life, behavior, or political views.
synonyms: independence, freedom, autonomy, sovereignty, self-government, self-rule, self-determination;
Liberty is what made America a “Shining City on the Hill”, not another government program designed to help the “less fortunate”. The most terrifying part of Bernie-mania, is that most of the followers may not see the dangers of their pursuit for political justice until the hammer of socialism fall down on them. No, Bernie isn’t looking to pull people up out of poverty, he’s looking to drag everyone into it. The only beneficiary of political justice under a socialist regime is the regime itself.